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Council for Christian Colleges and Universities Grants North Central University Full Membership

Minneapolis, Minn.- North Central University (Minneapolis, MN) has been granted full membership in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). The CCCU's Board of Directors approved NCU as the organization's 110th member institution on August 11, 2010, adding North Central to a prestigious group of Christian colleges and universities privileged with membership in the Council for Christian College & Universities.   


According to the CCCU website ( the U.S. Department of Education has record of over 4,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education in the United States. These include 1,600 private, nonprofit campuses, about 900 of which are self-described as "religiously affiliated." However, only 110 intentionally Christ-centered institutions in the U.S. including North Central have qualified for membership in the Council for Christian College & Universities.


"North Central University is proud to be included among the top Christian colleges across America as recognized by being granted full membership in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU)," said Dr. Thomas Burkman, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Academic Dean. "The entire community has worked hard to bring excellence to all areas of our institution.  CCCU recognizes that the academic programs and learning experience at North Central now ranks among the best in the country.  The faculty, staff, and students are to be commended for their efforts to bring this honor to NCU.  I am proud of them all."


The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities is a higher education association of 185 intentionally Christ-centered institutions around the world. The Council's 110 member campuses are spread throughout North America and all are fully-accredited, comprehensive colleges and universities with curricula rooted in the arts and sciences. In addition, 75 affiliate campuses from 23 countries are part of the CCCU. The Council's mission is to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and to help its institutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth.


North Central is a non-profit private university located in the heart of Minneapolis.  The college offers degrees in Education, Business, Music & Fine Arts, Biblical & Pastoral Studies, English, Communication Arts, Intercultural Studies & Languages, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Youth Development Studies and more.  The school is located at 910 Elliot Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55404.  Visit North Central on the web at


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